When you are embarking on a new journey or trying to figure out which is the best path to take, the sense of doubt will always be there. Mistakes will happen and are a part of the growing process. What will make the learning curve a whole lot better is to listen and learn from people who traveled the same path that you want to follow.
This is where WordPress Podcasts are beneficial. Whether you are a developer, designer, entrepreneur, or even a blogger, podcasts are your allies. Listening to podcasts gives you a better insight into how you can pave your way to your goals in a better way and also helps you to stay updated with recent trends.
We will cover the best WordPress podcasts that you should follow and also discuss how podcasts will help you throughout your career.
What is a Podcast
To put it simply, podcasts are a group of audio files that you can either stream online or download and listen to, at your own comfort. Podcasts are accessible on desktops, mobiles, and tablets. Podcasts are for the modern-day individuals who have bid goodbye to the radio. They can be found on almost all the major streaming platforms out there, iTunes, Spotify, Apple Podcast, and so on. There are also podcasts that are in video formats hosted on YouTube.
Podcasts are generally long and there are no strict rules regarding the duration of each episode. It entirely depends on the people hosting it. They are for the most part unscripted and have a host and guests, all of them being well-known in their fields. In a podcast, they usually talk about the current scenario, what has changed from the past, the future possibilities, and also share their experience on how they made it to the big leagues and how others can also make it.
The episodes of podcasts are not connected unless the next episode is a continuation of the previous. Each episode has its own number and title to keep everything organized. As you have guessed by now WordPress podcasts, entirely deal with the WordPress ecosystem. The people that host the podcast and their guests have immense experience that they acquired over the years working with WordPress.
The Top WordPress Podcasts That You Should Follow
So we have covered how listening to podcasts can be useful; now let’s explore the podcast that WordPress lovers and enthusiasts should follow.
The WP Week Podcast by WP-CONTENT.CO covers all the latest buzz in the WordPress ecosystem. This is a weekly podcast with a new episode every Tuesday and is an excellent choice for those who want to stay updated with everything related to WordPress and the community.
What makes this podcast stand out is that it is not just limited to updating the listeners on what is happening in the WordPress core. It also extensively covers the community, which includes the recent vulnerabilities and acquisitions. The podcast is essentially an audio version of the newsletter which covers even more aspects.
WPwatercooler is one of the longest-running WordPress podcasts out there. Originated in 2012, hosted by Jason Tucker, Jason Cosper, and Sé Reed. They have new episodes that drop every Friday at 11 am PST, except on the first Friday of the month. On the first Friday of every month, they host the Dev Branch, where they bring in WordPress developers to have a quick session.
Each episode has an average duration of 30mins and is useful for all types of WordPress users. The WPwatercooler and Dev Branch episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Audible.
If you are planning to launch online courses, deal with memberships, and anything that has got to do with LMS (learning management system) then the WP-Tonic WordPress podcast is for you. This podcast covers everything you want to know from what is happening in the WordPress world, to marketing tips, course building, memberships building up your brand, and revenue growth all under one roof.
The podcast is twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays. The podcast episode duration can range from 30 min – 1 hour. The episodes are available on Apple Podcasts, Overcast, and Spotify.
Your Website Engineer is one of the oldest and longest-running podcasts, launched in 2010, by Dustin Hartzler is aimed at spreading the tips, tricks, and knowledge required to create a WordPress website. This is a weekly podcast, where new episodes are released on Wednesdays. Each episode focuses on a certain topic that teaches the audience something new when it comes to WordPress website creation, optimization, or maintenance. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.
5. Matt Report
If you want to push forth your business centered around WordPress, the Matt Report podcast is for you. This is mainly aimed at digital business owners, web consultants, WordPress agencies, and product business groups. The main guests are consultants, agency owners, web professionals, WordPress product creators, and so on. The podcast is hosted by Matt Medeiros, who is currently the Director and GM of Castos.
So if you want the learn the marketing secrets, and tips to run a business and reap profit you are in the right place. You will learn how to launch your business, gain more audience, and grow. The frequency of the podcast is anywhere from 2-3 times a month. The podcast is available on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Castro, Google Podcasts, Podchaser, and Spotify. The duration of the podcast varies from 30-40 mins.
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Post Status Draft hosted by Cory Miller is a great listen to know how the current WordPress professionals made it to where they are. Here we get to listen to interviews with various WP professionals who are business owners, and product developers and also stay updated on the latest news and as well as analysis.
They also have three other podcasts in their lineup. The Post Status comments where WP professionals discuss their ideas and dive into the recent trends. The Excerpt covers the news and topics in the WP community that received much attention. Finally, Get Hired is for those who are looking to start their career in WordPress and also for the ones who want to improve their existing career. The Post Status Draft podcast is available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Castro, Stitcher, YouTube, Player.fm, Pocket Casts, and Simplecast.
Jukebox from WP Tavern hosted by Nathan Wrigley covers all the aspects of the WordPress community. All aspects are covered from plugins, themes, Events, Community news, and also interviews with people who have achieved success in the WordPress world. The podcast frequency is once a week and the episode duration ranges from 30-40minutes. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.
The title gives away the targeted audience of this WordPress podcast. This podcast is hosted by Lee Jackson who is an entrepreneurial consultant for digital agencies with the sole purpose of evolving your WordPress agency to a much wider level. Even though it is aimed at agency owners, the podcast is useful for developers, designers, and everyone involved with WordPress.
The podcast covers a wide variety of topics like membership, web design topics, tips on migrating WordPress websites, SEO, database optimization, and so on. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Tunein, Pocket Casts, and Stitcher.
9. Women in WP
Women in WP as the name suggests this podcast entirely focuses on the women in the WordPress community. This is a bi-monthly podcast hosted by Amy Masson, Tracy Apps, and Angela Bowman, all of them are veteran WordPress users.
The main goal is to bring all women in the WordPress community to the limelight, to share their experiences, and to be a source of inspiration for all the women out there. This podcast is useful for all types of WordPress users, from developers to designers to content creators and so on. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Downcast, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
Doo the Woo- WooCommerce Podcast is crafted for the WooCommerce community. The podcast is aimed at helping users who are using or planning to use WooCommerce to establish their online business. Everything that is discussed here, is related to WooCommerce, the guests are WooCommerce developers, designers, product owners, agencies, and so on. Listen and learn from the people who have already established their online WoCoomerce businesses and how they tackled all the challenges and grew. This is hosted by Bob Dunn, the founder of BobWP.
The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pandora, PocketCasts, and Spotify.
11. Hallway Chats
Hallway Chats is hosted by Topher DeRosia who currently curates HeroPress and Cate DeRosia who is the Community Engagement Specialist at Automattic. The hosts bring together people from almost all categories, from developers, designers, content creators, project managers, and more. One of their main focus is to bring forth both women and men who work with WordPress and deserve the limelight but have gone under the radar. The average episode length is 30 mins and is available on Apple Podcasts, and on Google Podcasts.
12. WP Briefing
WP Briefing hosted by Josepha Haden, the Executive Director of WordPress Project at Automattic discusses the recent developments and the future of WordPress. The podcast also covers community news, and interviews with guests well-known in the WordPress community to discuss various topics, how they feel about certain things, and where it’s heading to. The podcast mainly focuses on the development side of the open-source project. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Pocket Casts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
WP Plugins A to Z as the name suggests, this WordPress podcast deals entirely with WordPress plugins and plugin developers. The podcast is hosted by Amber Overall and john Overall, and a new episode is released every Monday. The podcast is useful as it introduces us to a variety of plugin from different categories, that are quite useful and helps us to draw a line between the good and the bad ones. Occasional interviews with plugin developers are also insightful. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Blubrry, and Google Podcasts.
14. WP Coffee Talk
WP Coffee Talk is a weekly podcast hosted by Michelle Frechette, the Director of Community Engagement for StellarWP at Liquid Web. The podcast features guests that are renowned in the WordPress ecosystem and also introduces people that aren’t well-known but deserve much more attention. The guest list includes CEOs, developers, project management consultants, project managers, and so on. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Overcast, Pocket casts, Podbean, Radio Public, Spotify, and Stitcher. The episode duration ranges from 30 – 55 minutes.
Think Like a Hacker With WordFence is the go-to podcast for everything related to WordPress security, the podcast discusses vulnerabilities, common mistakes, spreads awareness, and also brings in guests to discuss topics in detail. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, SoundCloud, and Overcast.
Underrepresented in Tech hosted by Michelle Frechette (WP Cofee talk host) and Allie Nimmons owner of Beedia Productions is all about bringing diversity to the field of technology. Their aim is to bring together leaders and diverse individuals together to open the door to opportunities and build a better future. The hosts along with the occasional guests discuss technology in general as well as WordPress. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Audible, Amazon Music, and Google Podcasts.
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17. WPMRR Podcast
If you are struggling to reach your monthly revenue goals or is finding it challenging to establish your business, then WPMRR podcast ( WordPress Monthly Recurring Revenue) is for you. The main goal is to help WordPress professionals to set up, establish and maintain a recurring revenue business. This WordPress podcast is created by WP Buffs and is hosted by Joe Howard, the founder of WP Buffs. The episodes have an average length of 30 minutes and new episodes arrive every Tuesday.
The guests featured on the show are people who have grown their WordPress business and even feature Matt Mullenweg in one of the episodes. At the time of this writing, the last episode they released was on January 2022. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and YouTube
18. WP Builds
WP Builds hosted by Nathan Wrigley and David Waumsley is a weekly podcast that covers all the aspects related to WordPress. Everything from plugins, to website maintenance, optimization, and interviews with guests who are developers, designers, and so on is covered here.
They also have a series called “ This Week in WordPress “ which airs every Tuesday that helps the listeners to stay updated on what is happening in the WordPress community. WP builds podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.
19. Kitchen Sink WP
Kitchen Sink WP has everything from plugin reviews, analytics, discussing WordPress events, hosting reviews, tips to grow your business, and interviews, this podcast has it all. This is hosted by Adam Silver and is a way for him to give back to the WordPress community that helped him out. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and on iHeart.
WP the Podcast by WP gears is short and accurate and delivers maximum information in the shortest time possible. Each episode is 10 minutes or sometimes even less but is packed with information. This podcast covers topics from plugins, themes, design, development, business tips, and so on. The podcast is hosted by David Blackmon, CEO of Aspen Grove Studios, and Tim Strifler who is the owner of Tim Strifler Online Solutions. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
21. LMS Cast
The LMS cast podcast is ideal if you are trying to scale your business and revenue. This is hosted by Chris Badget, CEO of Lifter LMS, who brings forth guests who are entrepreneurs, and CEOs to talk about what it takes and how to develop a business and make it bloom. The podcast also covers SEO topics, how to create and market online courses, how to build WordPress products and nail the pricing, marketing tips, and many more.
This is a must-listen podcast to take your business to the next level. The podcast is available on SoundCloud. This a weekly podcast with new episodes dropping every Saturday.
22. Kim Doyal Show
Kim Doyal Show earlier known as the WordPress Chick is all about helping new entrepreneurs how to establish and grow their businesses. The podcast dives into various topics like SEO, content, and email marketing, interviewing people who are business owners. This is a podcast that doesn’t deal much with the technical side of WordPress and is therefore ideal for people who are focused on growing their businesses. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.
Gutenberg Changelog is hosted by Birgit Pauli-Haack, who is the Developer Advocate at Automattic and this WordPress podcast revolves around the Block Editor also known as the Gutenberg Editor. The block editor is constantly evolving and improving with new features and bug fixes and this podcast is one of the best ways to stay up to date. The podcast also discusses the future roadmap for the editor. The podcast also includes people who are active in the WordPress community.
The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, CastBox, Google Podcasts, PocketCasts, Podbean, Podchaser, Spotify, and Stitcher.
24. WP Minute
WP Minute is a weekly WordPress podcast hosted by Matt Medeiros, the same Matt from Matt Reports. WP Minute is different from other podcasts in duration. The duration of the episode is only 5 minutes, but episodes that come under WP Product talks, where they discuss the roadmap for WordPress products average 30 minutes. This podcast covers the latest news from the WordPress world and interviews with WP professionals. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts.
The Get Options Podcast is hosted by two hosts, Kyle Maurer and Adam Silver ( Kitchen Sink WP) is focused on the business and marketing side of WordPress and also covers personal career aspects. The hosts also discuss the questions put forth by their listeners and give their take on what is the best path to take. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts.
A podcast hosted by the CEO of Automattic, Matt Mullenweg explores the future of work. Well, this podcast doesn’t deal with WordPress in any way but explores the challenges of distributed work, which has seen great growth thanks to the covid-19 pandemic. Matt Mullenweg along with his guests explains the challenges of distributed works, and how one can overcome them. This is really helpful if you are planning to take the distributed route for your business.
The last episode however was aired on November 19, 2021. The podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Radio Public, Spotify, Overcast, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and Pocketcasts.
Press the Issue by Master WP is a newcomer to the WordPress podcast area, but not to the WordPress ecosystem. Here a wide range of topics is covered from WordPress to general work-life topics and situations. The podcast is available on Stichter, Amazon Music, Pocket Casts, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and also on Google Podcasts.
How Podcasts Are Useful?
Well, listening to podcasts is useful in several ways. The more podcasts you listen to when you have free time, the more it will benefit you in the long run. The benefits of listening to a podcast for WordPress users are:
1. Learn from the best
As we have already mentioned, the podcast host and the guests are people who are experienced in their respective fields. They have seen it all, faced all the challenges a newcomer will run into, and have overcome them all. Listening to their conversation will give you a deeper understanding of how to face all the challenges and grow your career and business, as they will be sharing all the tips and tricks they learned over the years.
2. Stay up to date
WordPress podcasts are a great way to get updated on what’s happening around you. Every day a new plugin, a theme, a new tool, or a new trend is popping out. It is not easy to keep track of everything, but when a group of like-minded people who loves WordPress comes together, staying up to date is no longer a tedious process. This is an opportunity for you to learn about new topics, and find that hidden gem where you see a possibility waiting to be unleashed.
3. Get answers to your questions
The podcasts can also be seen as a gateway to all the answers to your questions. You can drop in your questions at any of the social media handles. The chances of them making it to the podcast are high, as most of the hosts are really active and want to develop a growing community base. This can also be useful to all the other podcast listeners, in the present and the future.
Listening to podcasts is a great way to learn new things, improve your skills and stay updated o what is happening around you. All the above-mentioned WordPress podcasts are useful to everyone from developers to designers, so make the most out of them.